The Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company – The Georgian

Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence

About The Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company – The Georgian

If you’re looking for a way to make your wedding day stand out, have you considered a floating reception? The Georgian, a 30-metre cruiser on the river Thames based in Maidenhead is available for weddings and special occasion hire for a celebration with a difference. The standard package includes boat hire with all appropriate staff for three hours, but it is worth noting that extra hours can often be arranged and paid for as additional, so be sure to talk to the team about your preferences.

In terms of the guest list, a minimum of 10 guests must be paid for even if not in attendance and the maximum party cannot exceed 80. The good news is, the more guests you have, the less each cost you with prices starting at £85 per person and reducing to £50 when at full capacity. When deciding on your wedding breakfast there are plenty of options from a BBQ, carvery, buffet or three-course menu designed by the in-house chef. Complement this with a drinks package to ensure your guests are all met with a glass of fizz and have something to sip on throughout their meal – all of which can be created bespoke for you. Once you’ve settled on your dream meal, it’s possible to arrange a taster session for you and your partner at a cost of £200 to check it’s all perfect before the big day. Entertainment is welcomed on board and the team are very happy to share their list of suppliers and contacts for live music, DJs or even magicians.

Good to know about The Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company – The Georgian

Wedding Facilities
Pet Friendly
Alcohol Licence, Exclusive Use, Late Night Extension
Type of Venue
Venue Style
Alternative, Budget, Casual, Cool, Luxury, Unusual

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Location for The Windsor & Maidenhead Boat Company – The Georgian

Maidenhead Riverside Gardens, Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8NP

01628 621286



What is the maximum number of guests?

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency conduct a load line experiment on the Georgian every five years. The load line experiment gives us a license to carry 11,250kg, equaling 150 passengers. Giving us the maximum number of guests. Not everyone weighs the same, so we have a load line painted on the vessel’s side. This line submerges below the water if we exceed the 11,250kg. Therefore, if the load line is submerged, some guests will have to stay behind even if you have less than 150 passengers. As that would be too upsetting to ask, we mitigate this risk by reducing our maximum to 125 guests. You can exceed 125 guests to 150, but you must be prepared to ask some to stay behind if the line submerges. There is no exception to this rule.

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Does the boat actually move?

Yes. The Georgian is a floating hospitality venue that moves along the Thames. Depending on your cruise’s length, we may pass through locks and under bridges that require us to lower the top deck roof! The river is generally calm, and the Georgian is very stable in the water, so people rarely feel seasick

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 Can I bring my own alcohol?

The simple answer is no. The Georgian is a floating licensed premise with a bar on board, so we have strict alcohol consumption rules. However, we do offer corkage on wine, sparkling wine and champagne only. We ask that you have this chilled beforehand if required and we will serve this using our glassware. If you do bring anything on board that has is not pre-arranged, then it will be confiscated.

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Can I do my own food?

Yes, you can bring your own food. We class this as own catering. There are some additional terms and conditions that you will need to follow. You only have 15 minutes at boarding so you may need to pay for extra time to set up and clear away before and after your cruise. Please remember that what you bring you must take away with you.

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 Are pets allowed?

Yes. If you feel your pets will be happy with being afloat, then they are more than welcome. Please do consider the cruise duration and other guests. When nature calls, there is nowhere to run to, and you may face a cleaning fee!

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